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“What is the Bible?” by Rob Bell

Are you new to the Bible or a seasoned Bible reader?  No matter where you’re at, PLEASE join Pastor Dale, Pastor Katie, and Pastor Christine as we wrestle with Rob Bell’s awesome book, “What is the Bible?” probing many of the challenging obstacles in the Bible. 

If you feel clueless when it comes to the Bible and wrestle with all the violence, racism, inconsistencies, or other cultural “relics” we find in Scripture, come join us for a fascinating discussion. How do we apply this today?  How do Lutherans understand Scripture differently?  No need to talk.  Just listen in!  

Dates/Time:     Thursday Afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm in the Fireside Room starting                            January 10th. Cost:       $19 for Hardcover Book
Tuesday Bible Study     Beginning January 8, but join whenever you can! 

Come join us this New Year With the book of Exodus. It has been about 400 years since the Israelites came to Egypt. They are now slaves of the Egyptians and calling to God for help. These descendants of Abraham have grown to over 2 million people. In this incredible book we will learn how God, through a series of strange events, will lead His people home. This is a story of God’s guidance. As we read it we will discuss how God is guiding each of us every day of our lives.  This study will take us about 8 weeks after which we will move to a New Testament book. As a group we will decide which book to study next.   Join us anytime as we discuss, learn and share Scripture.
Day /Times:  Tuesdays/ 9:15 am Westview Acres, Fireside Room – OR – 7:00 pm Faith Lutheran, Fireside Room Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Westlund @  HERE  or (952) 657-2239.
Wednesday Night Parenting Institute
 TEENS AND TECHNOLOGY– HELP!  Join us for “Wednesday Night Parenting Institute” (Starting January 16th)Join Pastor Christine Wednesday nights during BYG and confirmation from 7:00-8:00pm in the Fireside Room for a critical discussion on teens and technology with the excellent book, “Right Click:  Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World.”  Do you ever feel like your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with our kids, but aren’t sure how?  Help is here! 
Join us for this important discussion on how to think and talk differently about digital media, as we draw from the best research on media and youth.  We will explore: 
* How to teach your kids to use social media responsibly.
* How to set limits on when, where, and how much you use devices in your family–without isolating your kids from their friends.
* How to handle the tough stuff: inappropriate sharing, bullying, and porn. 
* How to help digital media knit your family together rather than ripping you apart at the seams.  
Dates/Time:   Wednesday Nights following Prime Time worship (during confirmation and BYG) starting from 7:00 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks in the Fireside Room starting January 16th.  Cost:   $16 for book, available at the ministry fair or information desk. 
Contact Pastor Christine at email with questions.